Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What an Experience!

I had a crazy fun experience this morning that I must share.

Remember when I wrote that I had so many things I wanted to do while the 2 girls are in school? Well, I did one today. I dropped the girls off at school (it is raining cats and dogs and mice here) and went to St. Lawrence Thrift Store. I got there at 8:51 and I was the 3rd car in the parking lot. I knew they opened at 9:00 and I didn't get breakfast so I decided to run to Mickey D's for a quick sausage biscuit. When I got back to the thrift store it was 8:59 and the parking lot was half full. As I sat in my car eating my delicious breakfast, the cars just came flooding in. There was a line at the door of the thrift store that had at least 18 people in it that had formed while I drank my OJ. It was so crazy to me!

I am the kind of person that AVOIDS the day after Thanksgiving shopping like the plague and I miss some of the other BIG sales on purpose! I hate hate hate shopping with the rest of the population! Anyway, they opened the doors and let everyone in. I took a couple deep breaths, reminded myself that I had been wanting to come here with no children for a long time, and then I got out of the car.

As soon as I entered the building, I headed for whatever area had the least amount of people. In biology this is called DIFFUSION - the movement of molecules from an area of higher concentration to an area of lesser concentration. That was me - a little molecule practicing diffusion. The area of lesser concentration took me to the kitchenwares. That was okay with me I guess. I actually found some nice black plates, saucers, and cups for the timeshare. I didn't buy them though, maybe I will go back later and they will be gone. Oh, I forgot to mention why Wednesday mornings are so crazy at St. Lawrence Thrift - they are closed Mondays and Tuesdays for restocking, so Wednesday morning is the best time for FRESH goods.

After the kitchenwares, I made my way past the sports equipment and ran straight into a rack of Halloween costumes. SCORE!! My girls LOVE to play dress up and most of the dress ups we have a getting a little small for my Kelsey. I keep thinking she will grow out of playing dress ups soon, but then I remember I was still playing dress ups when I was 10 years old - maybe older!

Anyway, I scored 5 dress up/Halloween outfits for the girls, a sweet scary costume for Matt (wish me luck on this one!), and a very cool witches dress, hat, and black boa for myself for a whopping $21!! I guess I love St. Lawrence Thrift Store now too and I can get past ALL the people there on Wednesday mornings. I suppose that will be my weekly Wednesday morning outing - drop the girls off at school and go to the thrift store, and oh yeah, grab a sausage biscuit and OJ!

7 comments:

mindy said...

That is craziness! I have to admit I haven't been a successful thrift store shopper. I am not patient enough to look through things or I would probably find something and it wouldn't be my size!

mom said...

It really does sound like alot of fun,,,,, and remember the timeshare is for you guys,,,,,, so feel free so get anything ya want.

Epperson Family said...

Maybe one wed. I'll have to ditch ray ans go with you. I have found some great stuff at the thrift store!

Jenny said...

I am soooooo Jealous!!!! I have no words.

acrane said...

sounds fun and I am like Jenny

Spencer's Adventures said...

Did you see my mom?!

Anonymous said...

Wendy, no, but I did see ALOT of people I know!!

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